I am on a photo frame kick – – this week it’s for Father’s Day! This is a fun Glass Etched Father’s Day Frame – perfect for dad’s desk at work or home or anywhere!
(remember last week I made a Mother’s Day frame – that’s why that picture of my kiddos is familiar).
Glass Etch Frame
–a glass picture frame (grabbed mine at the thrift store, complete with a photo of random children)
–stencil – I cut one with my Silhouette machine using contact paper, but you can also use store-bought letter stencils, etc.
I used transfer paper to move my contact paper stencil to the glass in the frame. If you’re using stencils you can just tape them down.
I did this while the glass was still in the frame, so I could get a feel for the placement of the words. After sticking down my stencil I then took the glass (and the weird picture) out of the frame. As you can see in the picture below, the stencil is of the negative space – as in, the blanks are where the words are:
How to use Glass Etch Cream
Next, according to product directions, apply a thick even layer of etching cream over desired area. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
Then rinse off the excess cream and peel the stencil off. Clean the glass. It’s a two-handed process to clean off the cream, so I only got an “after” picture:
I LOVE glass etch – it adds a personal touch without being too overwhelming It shows up great when you get the light to hit it right, but head-on it’s not too strong. Here it is when I caught it in the light:
Oh, I forgot to mention that I spraypainted the frame black. I didn’t mind the gold, but thought that in a work setting, the black was probably a better choice. I like how the frame has some detail to it and isn’t just plain – worth my $0.75.
Glass Etch Craft Ideas
I have glass etched gift plates for neighbors in the past, and all my casserole dishes with our last name on them so everyone knows it’s mine at a potluck (but apparently never blogged that cause I can’t find a post about it.) But if you want to be extra fun, instead of using your name you can glass etch like Kimbo from A Girl And A Glue Gun – love this – it is glass etched to say “This is NOT your pan”
Oh, random, while I was at the Thrift Store I saw this – even they are on board with Pinterest:
So — go grab a frame, and grab some awesome Etching Cream and crank out this fun project for Father’s Day!